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NOW Cascara Sagrada

NOW - Cascara Sagrada

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Info: 100 Veg. Capsules, 450 mg each

Cascara Sagrada, also known as sacred bark (from the Rhamnus purshiana [Rhamnaceae] tree), was first introduced to Spanish explorers during the sixteenth century by North American Indians. It has traditionally been used as a laxative to treat constipation, but also has potential applications for Colon Disorders, Liver Problems, and Poor Digestion. It can produce a soft or formed stool and stimulate peristalsis (the colon muscles' squeezing action) within about eight hours.

Product Notes:

The shape of the latest bottles differ from the one shown (they are wider, and their newer labels specify veg. capsules).


450 mg of Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) (Bark) per capsule.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Veg. capsule (hypromellose, water), Stearic Acid (vegetable source).

Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Suggested Usage:

For Adults and Children age 12 and up: Take 2 capsules daily, with water or juice on an empty stomach. Allow 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur. Do not use within 2 hours of another medicine. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for use more than 7 consecutive days. Store in a cool, dry place.


Do not use if you if you are pregnant or nursing, or have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, vomiting, hemorrhoids, a chronic gastrointestinal disorder, or are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, or other drugs that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Consult a health care provider prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or are taking heart medications. Reduce dose or discontinue use if abdominal cramps, spasms &/or pain occur. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80003202.

UPC / Barcode: 733739846204